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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Hand Illustrated Covers

Lots 1-10

Lot 1    

Great Britain, 1875 Hand Illustrated Cover Front, allover pen design showing Arctic Mystery Scene with Masonic connotations including key, Star of David tablet inscribed "Arctic Post" and polar bears around door with address above, franked with 1d red (clipped corners from cover overlap) tied by Queenstown duplex postmark, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2    

Great Britain, 1879-92 Hand Illustrated Cover Fronts, four caricature designs; includes 1879 allover Women and Elf at Gate scene, 1882-86 Man at Gate with Ox and Women with Parasol designs from the Kirke correspondence, and an 1892 tinted design showing Owl Couple on Sign; few minor trivial flaws, a Very Fine group, ex-Giamporcaro.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 3    

Great Britain, 1882 Hand Illustrated & Colored Cover, skillfully rendered pen and watercolor design showing Girl Playing Badminton by famed artist Kate Greenaway with her initial "Kg" below foot, on cover addressed to Lille, France, franked with 2½d ultramarine tied by Hereford duplex postmark with transit postmark alongside, Very Fine, a scarce hand illustrated cover to a foreign destination.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $180

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Lot 4    

Great Britain, 1882-1912 Hand Illustrated Covers, balance of the Edwards correspondence: two covers by Henry (Ethelbert) Edwards, 1904 & 1912, both unsigned, and a ½d postal card by E. Henry Edwards signed "E.H.E"; all with pen & ink drawings, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 5    

Great Britain, 1883 Hand Illustrated Cover, featuring A Gentleman with an Axe, Wearing a Top Hat and Sitting on a Tree Stump, franked with a 1d lilac tied by a London duplex; minor toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $75 - 100.

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Current Opening Bid: $30

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Lot 6    

Great Britain, 1886 Hand Illustrated Cover, pen & brown ink drawing by E. Henry Edwards of a Millman Street, Bedford Row in London, signed by "E:H:E:Jan:'86:"; franked with a 1d lilac tied by a Weston-Super-Mare cds, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 7    

Great Britain, 1887-93 Hand Illustrated Covers, two covers with pen & ink borders by E. Henry Edwards, one floral, the other abstract, each franked with a 1d lilac, the former tied by a Bristol squared circle, the latter, which has some edge tears, by a Weston-Super-Mare duplex, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 8    

Great Britain, 1892-99 Hand Illustrated Covers, two skillfully rendered pen political comic designs; one depicting Newsboys with Boer War Headlines entitled "London's Greatest Success! "The Liars" Every Evening", other depicting Lady with Indian Army Officer with English Soldier Onlookers entitled "Out in the Cold", one franked 1d lilac tied by Battersea postmark, other with ½d green pair with crayon cancels, both with orignal enclosure; some cover wear, otherwise Very Fine, from the A. Fredricks - H. Lloyd correspondence.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 9    

Great Britain, 1895 Hand Illustrated & Colored Cover, skillfully rendered pen and watercolor design showing Queen Elizabeth I Shaking the Countess of Nottingham on Her Deathbed on front, reverse with The Earl of Sussex Half Length Portrait and Story Text which reads…The story goes that the Queen had given Essex a ring to be sent to her in any extreme case. When confined in prison under the charge of treason he sent the ring to Lady Scrope - his cousin, to deliver it to the Queen. The messenger by mistake gave it to Lady Scrope's sister, the Countess of Nottingham, who, at the insistance of her husband, kept it back, thereby stopping all hope of pardon for the unfortunate Earl. Some years after, the Countess on her deathbed confessed this to the Queen and asked for her forgiveness, but she shook the dying woman on her bed and shrieked "God may forgive you - I never will", franked with Great Britain 1d lilac tied by "Camberwell S.E., Ap 5, 95" date stamp, Very Fine and choice, ex-Giamporcaro.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $750

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Lot 10    

Great Britain, 1897-98 Hand Illustrated Cover Fronts, group of four pen designs addressed to a "Miss Severs", each incorporating the stamp and address into the designs; includes Women Pointing at Lorry Driving Away, Clown on Rope Carrying Straped Boxes, Man Pulled Up Boxes by a Rope and Smoking Boy Scene, each franked with 1d lilac tied by London postmarks, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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